John Fleming “Johnny” Johnson, age 94, of Nebo, NC passed over to his Heavenly Home on May 15, 2020 at his residence. Born July 16, 1925 in Avery County, NC., he was the son of the late Merritt Lindsay and Margaret Jane Benfield Johnson.
Johnny was employed at Marion Manufacturing Company until his retirement. He was an avid traveler of the US, enjoyed woodworking and fishing.
He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and loved working for the Lord. Years ago, on any given day you could catch Johnny changing the oil in the church busses, fertilizing the lawn around the buildings, painting the sanctuary, organizing the food pantry for the needy or building handicap ramps for members of the church, just to name a very few of the things he did.
Johnny was preceded in death by brothers; Ray, Harold, Paul and Junior Johnson and Earl Benfield; a sister Cleola Morgan; and a son in law James Cox.
Johnny is survived by his wife of 69 years, Maude Harmon Johnson of the home; two daughters Margaret Lane and husband Donnie of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Sharon Cox of Nebo, NC; a sister Helen Braswell and husband Charles of Taylorsville, NC; a brother, C.W. Johnson of Taylorsville, NC; three grandchildren, Chris Lane and wife Nicole, Heidi Lane Cox and husband Ray and Jeff Cox; two great grandchildren, Miller and Marlee Cox; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Nebo First Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Doug Worley Officiating.
Flowers are welcomed and appreciated. Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider Nebo First Baptist Church at 5360 Hwy 70 East, Nebo NC 28761.
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